Saturday, May 14, 2011

Diamonds Mini Quilt and Blogger's Quilt Festival

This quilt was created for the Kona solids charm pack challenge. I finally finished it this weekend, in time to link up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


Kona solids quilt finished!

I created this quilt with springtime in mind, and liked the idea of bits of color peeking through the gray, much like Indiana weather! 

Diamonds quilt, draped

I created the pattern as I went, organizing and reorganizing my half-square triangles until I found something I loved.

Diamonds quilt hanging

The rainbow binding was created from solid scraps from the Bottled Rainbows quilt I've been working on.

My mini quilt, on the front porch

I pieced together the back with a wonky log cabin idea, also with scraps from the bottled rainbows quilt (and the print is Heather Bailey mod bead in tangerine).

Quilt back, wonky log cabins

Back
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Front

Diamonds mini quilt

I've really happy with how this quilt turned out, and the BQF was just the motivation I needed to get it finished over the weekend!

Check out the other great quilts linked up at Blogger's Quilt Festival! Lots of fun prizes are also being offered. Wish I were attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, but this is the next best thing!

Update: I had a few requests, so the tutorial is posted here.




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45 comments:

  1. love it! HST are so much fun and you can do so much with them. Add a Kona charm pack and challenge and you've got a winner!

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  2. OOOO I love this quilt!! very bright and cheery

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  3. I never think of using grey in a quilt. This is lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Oh my gosh!!! What!!! SO BEAUTIFUL! How about a tutorial, since I definitely want to make one now!!! :-)

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  5. Oh wow!! Absolutely gorgeous! Love it to bits!!!

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  6. Good inspiration for my Kona bundle. Thanks for all the work. Will you do a tutorial?

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  7. Wowsa! I simply Adore this Quilt, I vote yes for a Tut also.
    Great job!!

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  8. This is beautiful...great use of color. Love it!

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  9. I love this. The colors look so beautiful against the gray!

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  10. Love this! So bright and fun!

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  11. Lindsay, I love it. You and I have like minds because my quilt this week for the festival is solids with gray sashing too. I love the diamonds in yours. They practically pop off and the back is so cute. Great job!

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  12. Oh it's so cute! You did a great job with that solid charm pack. Love it!

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  13. I just love it! I'm always a fan of a good rainbow, and this is a fantastic way to show off a rainbow . Great job!

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  14. The grey background is very complimenting to all those other colors and I totally dig the log cabin back idea:)

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  15. Great quilt, and the grey background works really well with the bright colours. I like the back too!

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  16. Gorgeous - makes me want to make a quilt with solids only

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  17. Wow that is stunning. I love the colors with the grey. Such a nice alternative to white. I'm definitely going to have to try that. Great quilt

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  18. Ohh pretty!! I like the solids and gray together! The diamonds are just lovely!

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  19. What a beautiful quilt! I love the backing too! Also, great tutorial!

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  20. **LOVE** I just love this quilt!! It turned out SO cute!!! I love the back!! And I am SO happy you made a tutorial! Yea!!

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  21. Beautiful use of Kona Cotton Solids!! Love it!!

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  22. I love those colors and highlighted with gray. beautiful quilt..Congratulations¡

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  23. Love your quilt! I've never made anything using only solids so thanks for the inspiration! (and the tutorial!)

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  24. Oh I just love this! the solids look just awesome like this, great finish!!

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  25. This is stunning - your color choices are wonderful!
    How wonderful to post the tutorial, too!

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  26. stunning quilt. The back is very Gees Bend!

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  27. Medium Grey - my favourite grey!! I think this quilt is fantastic - front AND back. Love what you did with the solid charms, and the layout you chose is absolutely perfect.

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  28. Gorgeous. Love, love, love it.

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  29. So pretty Lindsay! And the back is as nice as the front!!!

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  30. Wow - this is so very beautiful! You use of color is spectacular. The back is as pretty as the front!

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  31. Love this quilt! So bright and fresh. Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  32. Its a great quilt! I Love it!

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  33. what a fresh and modern quilt, awesome!!

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  34. That's one darling little quilt! I reallly like it - front AND back!

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  35. I love the diamond pattern and my quilt for this BQF is a diamond quilt. Yours is so great with the bright diamonds playing against the dark background. I love it.

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  36. I love this quilt. I love the wonderful graphic abstract quality of it. Just terrific!

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  37. Love the rainbow of colours with the grey!!! I have one of these charm packs too so I would love to try it!!!

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  38. Really great quilt! I love HST too, they can produce such stunning effects, just like yours! The back is wonderful too. I love a pieced back.

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  39. Great colors and the gray really makes it work. Love it.

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  40. Your color scheme is awesome. You ahve an eye for color that I can only dream of.

    Shannon

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  41. I love the way you have used the colours in your quilt. The grey sets them off beautifully. Terrific back, too.

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  42. So cute! Love it. I love the solids and the bright colors!

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  43. Great job. So creative, and thanks for the tutorial.

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